Prototype Invention Dumbphone; Forget Smartphones

by | Nov 13, 2018 | Consumer Electronics, Industrial Design, Innovation, Inventions

In today’s age, it’s next to impossible to be unplugged. We’re tapped into our devices more than ever and that’s what’s fueling every wearable design company out there. How can they bring your technology even closer to you so you never have to have one second offline? However, there are people out there (believe it or not) that fantasize about disconnecting, especially from their smartphones. Punk’t’s new prototype invention has you covered. 


Unplug Your Busy Life with New Prototype Invention ‘Dumbphones’


Yes, envisioning your life without your phone is hard to imagine. Could you find your destination without Google Maps? How would you stream the latest YouTube video on your commute home? You wouldn’t know what was constantly going on with your friends through social networks. Company Punkt is making it easier for you to unplug with their new prototype invention, the “dumbphone” or the MP02. With the minimalist design, you’ll have access to the internet and that’s about it. So your apps and the internet won’t be accessing you. Gone are the millions of apps and notifications, helping you ease the addiction and be more in the present with this innovative prototype invention. 


Punkt Dumbphone

Punkt Dumbphone


Wearable Prototype Invention “Dumbphones”


The Swiss manufacturer isn’t the only wearable design company shaking up the industry with just about the opposite that you ever thought you’d see in terms of “innovation” in the mobile phone market. Nokia released its 3310 which was originally popular in 2000, Motorola still sells their RAZR, and even big players like Samsung and LG have both introduced dumbphone models with the recent years. Could this be the next trend in mobile phones? Going back to the basics? We have a feeling this trend goes beyond just creating basic phones that our parents and grandparents know how to use. Is Punkt’s prototype invention the future of the cell phone disconnection?


Dumbphones; The Future of Smartphones?


Stats Can quoted that 94% of those between 15-34 own a smartphone so it’s hard to even fathom a reversal on smartphone usage at this point but with people beginning to realize that unplugging is good for you, we may see this prototype invention trend pick up speed between all age brackets. Your wearable design company may need to shift their focus on not just how to get technology on consumers at all times, but also the opposite.


Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

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